Visit Hawaii for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2009 is coming up with high speed. Anybody of our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors who still wants to visit Hawaii for Thanksgiving 2009, might want to catch up on some Thanksgiving info from our older posts 'Best Places Hawaii for Thanksgiving 2008' or '3 Best Hawaii Vacation Tips for Thanksgiving in Hawaii' and of course, continue reading.

Here is a short list fully equipped Hawaii vacation rental homes near best beaches which are currently still available for 2009 Thanksgiving in Hawaii. Most vacation rental hosts offer great amenities, such as free high speed Internet access for your laptop and snorkel gear or and boogie boards. Visit Best Hawaii Places for Thanksgiving 2009, from most expensive luxury homes to cheap, affordable vacation condos and cottages:

Spend Thanksgiving Kohala Coast Vacation at this brand-new Luxurious Kohala Coast Villa - 3 Bd/3.5 Ba - (Sleeps 6) at the lowest rate ever $1100/nt.! This 3000sft features spectacular ocean views from each room, private swimming pool and spa. Guests will enjoy all the luxury Kohala Coast resort amenities of Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach Resort.

Luxury Waiulaula Villa on the Kohala Coast with Resort + Beach Amenities
This Puako Oceanfront 3Bd/3Ba from $735/nt. (sleeps 8) is currently still available for Thanksgiving 2009. This is the Best price for your family beach vacation in Hawaii! Book it when you can. There is no beach home available at this price.

Puako Beach Home
You look for a luxury Hawaii ocean view vacation home, then this one is right for you Kohala Coast vacation home 3BR/3.5BA, $435/nt. (dbl.) w/pool & tennis court Enjoy ocean views and top amenities at the most affordable rate at upscale gated community!

Luxury Kohala Ranch Vacation Home with Pool and Tennis Court
It's just the two of you and you love to stay close to the beach, this Puako Apartment is right across from Beach 1Bd/1Ba Puako Vacation Apartment Best Deal Puako Beach $115/nt.! It is available before Thanksgiving week 11/10 - 11/22/09.

Stay at this 1Bd/1Ba Puako apartment with AC across from Puako Beach
Save lots of money on your nightly rate for going out to dinner or do a whale watch tour when you stay at this fully equipped (full kitchen), private location with short 10-minute drive to the beach, which is currently still available for Thanksgiving week at $95/nt. with 7-night booking. Sunny Side Waimea Kohala Coast Vacation Rental Cottage Near Best Beaches

Peaceful, fully equipped cottage with kitchen with short drive to best beaches
There is no place like Hawaii on a Thanksgiving vacation. Hope you found what you were looking for on our list of Best Places Hawaii for Thanksgiving. Please, let us know in the comments whether you booked one of these vacation homes and how you liked it. Mahalo and aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations
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Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Komodo National Park lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia, identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area. The Park is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores at the border of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTP) provinces. It includes three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and numerous smaller islands together totaling 603 km2 of land. The total size of Komodo National Park is presently 1,817 km2. Proposed extensions of 25 km2 of land (Banta Island) and 479 km2 of marine waters would bring the total surface area up to 2,321 km2. (Click on the map to enlarge - 70kB)

Komodo National Park was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), first discovered by the scientific world in 1911 by J.K.H. Van Steyn. Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial.

The majority of the people in and around the Park are fishermen originally from Bima (Sumbawa), Manggarai, South Flores, and South Sulawesi. Those from South Sulawesi are from the Suku Bajau or Bugis ethnic groups. The Suku Bajau were originally nomadic and moved from location to location in the region of Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara and Maluku, to make their livelihoods. Descendents of the original people of Komodo, the Ata Modo, still live in Komodo, but there are no pure blood people left and their culture and language is slowly being integrated with the recent migrants.

Little is known of the early history of the Komodo islanders. They were subjects of the Sultanate of Bima, although the island’s remoteness from Bima meant its affairs were probably little troubled by the Sultanate other than by occasional demand for tribute.

There are presently almost 4,000 inhabitants living within the park spread out over four settlements (Komodo, Rinca, Kerora, and Papagaran). All villages existed prior to 1980 before the area was declared a national park. In 1928 there were only 30 people living in Komodo Village, and approximately 250 people on Rinca Island in 1930. The population increased rapidly, and by 1999, there were 281 families numbering 1,169 people on Komodo, meaning that the local population had increased exponentially. Komodo Village has had the highest population increase of the villages within the Park, mostly due to migration by people from Sape, Manggarai, Madura, and South Sulawesi. The number of buildings in Kampung Komodo has increased rapidly from 30 houses in 1958, to 194 houses in 1994, and 270 houses in 2000. Papagaran village is similar in size, with 258 families totaling 1,078 people. As of 1999, Rinca’s population was 835, and Kerora's population was 185 people. The total population currently living in the Park is 3,267 people, while 16,816 people live in the area immediately surrounding the Park.

The average level of education in the villages of Komodo National Park is grade four of elementary school. There is an elementary school located in each of the villages, but new students are not recruited each year. On average, each village has four classes and four teachers. Most of the children from the small islands in the Kecamatan Komodo (Komodo, Rinca, Kerora, Papagaran, Mesa) do not finish elementary school. Less than 10% of those which do graduate from elementary school will continue to high school since the major economic opportunity (fishing) does not require further education. Children must be sent to Labuan Bajo to attend high school, but this is rarely done in fishermen’s families.

Most of the villages located in and around the Park have few fresh water facilities available, if any, particularly during the dry season. Water quality declines during this time period and many people become ill. Malaria and diarrhea are rampant in the area. On Mesa island, with a population of around 1,500 people, there is no fresh water available. Fresh water is brought by boat in jerrycans from Labuan Bajo. Each family needs an average of Rp 100,000.- per month to buy fresh water (2000). Almost every village has a local medical facility with staff, and at least a paramedic. The quality of medical care facilities is low.

Traditional Customs: Traditional communities in Komodo, Flores and Sumbawa have been subjected to outside influences and the influence of traditional customs is dwindling. Television, radio, and increased mobility have all played a part in accelerating the rate of change. There has been a steady influx of migrants into the area. At the moment nearly all villages consist of more than one ethnic group.

Religion: The majority of fishermen living in the villages in the vicinity of the Park are Muslims. Hajis have a strong influence in the dynamics of community development. Fishermen hailing from South Sulawesi (Bajau, Bugis) and Bima are mostly Moslems. The community from Manggarai are mostly Christians.

Anthropology and Language: There are several cultural sites within the Park, particularly on Komodo Island. These sites are not well documented, however, and there are many questions concerning the history of human inhabitance on the island. Outside the Park, in Warloka village on Flores, there is a Chinese trading post remnant of some interest. Archeological finds from this site have been looted in the recent past. Most communities in and around the Park can speak Bahasa Indonesia. Bajo language is the language used for daily communication in most communities.

Topography: The topography is varied, with slopes from 0 – 80%. There is little flat ground, and that is generally located near the beach. The altitude varies from sea level to 735 m above sea level. The highest peak is Gunung Satalibo on Komodo Island.

Geology: The islands in Komodo National Park are volcanic in origin. The area is at the juncture of two continental plates: Sahul and Sunda. The friction of these two plates has led to large volcanic eruptions and caused the up-thrusting of coral reefs. Although there are no active volcanoes in the park, tremors from Gili Banta (last eruption 1957) and Gunung Sangeang Api (last eruption 1996) are common. West Komodo probably formed during the Jurasic era approximately 130 million years ago. East Komodo, Rinca, and Padar probably formed approximately 49 million years ago during the Eocene era.

Climate: Komodo National Park has little or no rainfall for approximately 8 months of the year, and is strongly impacted by monsoonal rains. High humidity levels year round are only found in the quasi-cloud forests on mountain tops and ridges. Temperatures generally range from 170C to 340C, with an average humidity level of 36%. From November through March the wind is from the west and causes large waves that hit the entire length of Komodo island’s west beach. From April through October the wind is dry and large waves hit the south beaches of Rinca and Komodo islands.

The terrestrial ecosystems are strongly affected by the climate: a lengthy dry season with high temperatures and low rainfall, and seasonal monsoon rains. The Park is situated in a transition zone between Australian and Asian flora and fauna. Terrestrial ecosystems include open grass-woodland savanna, tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest, and quasi cloud forest.

Due to the dry climate, terrestrial plant species richness is relatively low. The majority of terrestrial species are xerophytic and have specific adaptations to help them obtain and retain water. Past fires have selected for species that are fire-adapted, such as some grass species and shrubs. Terrestrial plants found in Komodo National Park include grasses, shrubs, orchids, and trees. Important food tree species for the local fauna include Jatropha curkas, Zizyphus sp., Opuntia sp., Tamarindus indicus, Borassus flabellifer, Sterculia foetida, Ficus sp., Cicus sp., ‘Kedongdong hutan’ (Saruga floribunda), and ‘Kesambi’ (Schleichera oleosa).

The terrestrial fauna is of rather poor diversity in comparison to the marine fauna. The number of terrestrial animal species found in the Park is not high, but the area is important from a conservation perspective as some species are endemic.. Many of the mammals are Asiatic in origin (e.g., deer, pig, macaques, civet). Several of the reptiles and birds are Australian in origin. These include the orange-footed scrubfowl, the lesser sulpher-crested cockatoo and the nosy friarbird.

Reptiles: The most famous of Komodo National Park's reptiles is the Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis). It is among the world's largest reptiles and can reach 3 meters or more in length and weigh over 70kg. To find out more about this fascinating creature click here.

Other than the Komodo Dragon twelve terrestrial snake species are found on the island. including the cobra (Naja naja sputatrix), Russel’s pit viper (Vipera russeli), and the green tree vipers (Trimeresurus albolabris). Lizards include 9 skink species (Scinidae), geckos (Gekkonidae), limbless lizards (Dibamidae), and, of course, the monitor lizards (Varanidae). Frogs include the Asian Bullfrog (Kaloula baleata), Oreophyne jeffersoniana and Oreophyne darewskyi. They are typically found at higher, moister altitudes.

Mammals: Mammals include the Timor deer (Cervus timorensis), the main prey of the Komodo dragon, horses (Equus sp.), water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), wild boar (Sus scrofa vittatus), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus lehmanni), the endemic Rinca rat (Rattus rintjanus), and fruit bats. One can also find goats, dogs and domestic cats.

Birds: One of the main bird species is the orange-footed scrub fowl (Megapodius reinwardti), a ground dwelling bird. In areas of savanna, 27 species were observed. Geopelia striata and Streptopelia chinensis were the most common species. In mixed deciduous habitat, 28 bird species were observed, and Philemon buceroides, Ducula aenea, and Zosterops chloris were the most common.

The marine area constitutes 67% of the Park. The open waters in the Park are between 100 and 200 m deep. The straits between Rinca and Flores and between Padar and Rinca, are relatively shallow (30 to 70 m deep), with strong tidal currents. The combination of strong currents, coral reefs and islets make navigation around the islands in Komodo National Park difficult and dangerous. Sheltered deep anchorage is available at the bay of Loh Liang on Komodo’s east coast, the South East coast of Padar, and the bays of Loh Kima and Loh Dasami on Rinca.

In the North of the Park water temperature ranges between 25 – 29°C. In the middle, the temperature ranges between 24 and 28°C. The temperatures are lowest in the South, ranging from 22 – 28°C. Water salinity is about 34 ppt and the water is quite clear, although the waters closer to the islands are relatively more turbid.

Indonesia is the only equatorial region in the world where there is an exchange of marine flora and fauna between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Passages in Nusa Tenggara (formerly the Lesser Sunda Islands) between the Sunda and Sahul shelves allow movement between the Pacific and Indian oceans. The three main ecosystems in Komodo National Park are seagrass beds, coral reefs, and mangrove forests. The Park is probably a regular cetacean migration route.

The three major coastal marine plants are algae, seagrasses and mangrove trees. Algae are primitive plants, which do not have true roots, leaves or stems. An important reef-building algae is the red coralline algae, which actually secretes a hard limestone skeleton that can encrust and cement dead coral together. Seagrasses are modern plants that produce flowers, fruits and seeds for reproduction. As their name suggests, they generally look like large blades of grass growing underwater in sand near the shore. Thallasia sp. and Zastera spp. are the common species found in the Park. Mangroves trees can live in salty soil or water, and are found throughout the Park. An assessment of mangrove resources identified at least 19 species of true mangroves and several more species of mangrove associates within the Park's borders.

Komodo National Park includes one of the world's richest marine environments. It consists of forams, cnidaria (includes over 260 species of reef building coral), sponges (70 species), ascidians, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustaceans, cartilaginous and bony fishes (over 1,000 species), marine reptiles, and marine mammals (dolphins, whales, and dugongs). Some notable species with high commercial value include sea cucumbers (Holothuria), Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), and groupers.

While most visitors enter Komodo National Park (KNP) through the gateway cities of Labuan Bajo in the west of Flores or Bima in eastern Sumbawa, the departure point for your trip is actually Denpasar, Bali.

How to get there ?

By Air:
Indonesia Air Transport (IAT)
Depart : Everyday
DPS - LBJ : 10.00 – 11.30
LBJ - DPS : 12.00 – 13.30

Y CLASS : IDR 751.000
H CLASS : IDR 696.000

Trans Nusa Airlines (TGN)
Depart : Everyday
DPS – LBJ : 10.00 – 11.50 & 13.00 – 14.20
LBJ – DPS VIA BMU (BIMA) : 12.05 - 12.35
BMU-DPS : 12.50 – 13.45
LBJ – DPS : 14.35 – 15.15

Y CLASS : IDR 761.000
L CLASS : IDR 651.000
M CLASS : IDR 541.000

By Land:
The gateway cities of Labuan Bajo and Bima are connected to Denpasar, Bali by overland buses.

By Sea (ferry):
Travel time: approximately 36 hours
The gateway cities of Labuan Bajo and Bima are also connected to Denpasar, Bali by inter-island ferry.

Contact the Indonesia Sea Transportation Company (PELNI) at Jalan Raya Kuta No. 299, Tuban - Bali (Tel: 0361 - 763 963) to reserve a seat on the KM. Tilong Kabila, which departs Benoa Port, Bali bound for Bima and Labuan Bajo

Benoa-Bima-Labuan Bajo
Fortnightly (every two weeks) on Saturdays: 09.00-20.00 (next day).
One-way ticket (as of 10/6/06) from Rp. 143,000.00 - Rp. 435,000.00

Labuan Bajo-Bima-Benoa
Fortnightly (every two weeks) on Thursdays: 08.00-11.00 (next day).
One-way ticket (as of 10/6/06) from Rp. 143,000.00 - Rp. 435,000.00
Note: the ferry schedule and ticket prices may change with or without prior notice

By Sea (live-aboard):
Komodo National Park is serviced by a wide range of live-aboard boats, with return packages to Komodo National Park from a variety of departure points, including Bali, Lombok, Bima and Labuan Bajo
Prices (as of 10/6/06) are ranging from USD 230.00 - USD 295.00 / person / night.

From Gateway Cities to Komodo National Park (KNP)

You can easily organize a shared boat charter by local boat from either ports at Labuan Bajo or Bima (Sape) to the two major points of access in the Park: Loh Liang (on Komodo Island) or Loh Buaya (on Rinca Island)
Charter price (as of 10/6/06) - excluding meals, KNP entrance fee etc:
Labuan Bajo: KNP: Rp. 750,000 - 1,500,000 per boat / day
Bima (Sape): KNP: Rp. 1,500.000 - 2,000.000 per boat / day
"Note: the charter prices may change with or without prior notice"

For more information please contact:


Komodo Marine National Park Office
Jl. Kasimo Labuan Bajo
West Flores, East Nusa Tenggara 86445
Ph. +62 385 41004 Fax. +62 385 41006

PT Putri Naga Komodo
Bali: Jl. Pengembak No.2 Sanur 80228, Bali T: +62 381 780 2408 F: +62 361 747 4398
Labuan Bajo: Gg.Masjid, Kampung Cempa. Labuan Bajo, 86554 West Manggarai. East Nusa Tenggara. T: +62 385 41448 F: +62 385 41225
E-mail: Website: /

Hotels And Travel Attraction In Australia

Travel Attraction In Australia

Travelers traveling to Australia have plenty of options in terms of accommodation. The accommodation in Australia hotels is not only comfortable but also affordable. The unsurpassed services offered by various hotels in Australia ensure that travelers have an unforgettable holiday experience in the country. Known for their higher standard of hospitality, the Australia hotels provide a friendly ambience to travelers. Additionally, as hotels in Australia are quite professional, their services are seamless.

Spread in over an area of 7.68 million sq. km, Australia is home to some 19.5 million people and a popular tourist attraction in the world. Hotels in Australia provide advance reservations for room bookings and many of them are opened for online booking. Travelers can enjoy a range of services offered by various Australia hotels spread in wide region of the country. Notwithstanding, Australia hotels are well designed and equipped to ensure that the business as well as leisure travelers prefer to stay and enjoy their trip to Australia.

Land of dramatic landscapes, sun drenched beaches, coral reefs, tropical rain forests, deserts and bush lands, Australia is a picture perfect tourist destination. Its glittering rivers and oceans, imposing mountains, captivating scenery, enthralling wildlife, crystal-like waterfalls, and post-card perfect beaches are some major tourist attractions in Australia. In nutshell, Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty and flora and fauna.

Some leading cities including of Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane are known for their beautiful historical importance. Located around the coasts, cities of Australia blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoor activities including of boating. Australia tourism is vehemently promoted by the government and various cheap hotels in Australia are promoting affordable accommodation.

Tourist attractions in Australia such as Ayers Rock, Melbourne, Brisbane, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Darwin, and Hobart, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and many others are extremely popular among travelers. Australia hotels located in these cities provide excellent range of accommodation facilities to travelers at attractive tariff. Owners of hotels in Australia run them with full professionalism albeit leaving all human touch of standard hospitality.

Fraser Coast is a leading tourist attraction in Australia. Known for its eco tourism, sand dunes, the rainforests on sand and the beautiful fresh water lakes, etc., Fraser Coast is a popular tourist destination for picnic goers. Long surf beaches, cliffs and gorges in shades of orange, red, yellow and pure white sand, dense rainforests, vast, desert-like sand blows, etc. are some attractive features of Fraser Coast in Australia.

India - A Perfect Destination for Memorable Vacation

India is known to be a very ancient country. Indian traditions prove this contention. Even modern historians of the world admit that India is one of the most ancient of nations with rich legacies of culture and literacy pursuits, which very few nations can boast of. So, the people interested in knowing depth of the culture, story behind any historical monument, importance of traditions and value of relation should visit India.

Every state of India has its own history. They are hiding many golden moments in themselves. Only the thing is to peep inside it, yes but of course through proper guidance. Now a day’s different websites are launched for the convenience we can go through it for our destination according to our interest.

PIECE IN MIND WITH NORTHERN PART: In the north of India lie Himalaya mountain ranges along with cool breeze of Kashmir and the heart throbbing dance of Punjab. The beautiful places in the lap of nature can be seen in Kashmir.

Dal lake, Mata Vashon mandir, srinagar, Jammu, handicrafts, shawls and pashmeena with handwork, wooden articles, house boats and winter games that will bind you in the snow. The woolen materials, apples and dry fruits will make your cheeks red and increase our blood level. Coming down from Kashmir we enter the warm and colorful weather of Punjab, in which the beauty of golden temple, bhakra Nan gal dam and folk dance, bhangra attracts you.

QUEEN WITH JEWELS ‘DELHI’: The historical monument like red fort, Qutub minar along with lotus temple, shanty dham, and India gate welcomes you to the capital of India. The capital shows its beauty through its jewels, means monument, Raj bhavan and other government offices, markets and buildings with their political importance.

NORTH AND NORTH EASTRN STATES Temples of Uttar Pradesh, uttarakhand with nawabi atmosphere will force you to stop here only. And who doesn’t know about the TAJ MAHAL- a symbol of love. The history behind Taj mahal tells us about the value of true love. North – eastern states are hill and the seven states are known as seven sisters of India. Bihu dance of Assam, apples of Himanchal, tribal people of mizoram, and Nagas of Nagaland will show you their dare to survive in hilly states with their fields like stairs and dense forest. The ancient building of kolkata in west Bengal will tell you about their history. Victoria memorable – a museum with a lot of secrets, china town, Hawra Bridge, hand made articles with jute, bamboos and durga pooja will snatch your time from you.

MIDDLE INDIA While coming from kolkata, we can go to sun temple of Orrisa, bhubneshver. The centre point has van vihar, sanchi Stupa, bhojpur, temples of Ujjain, khajurai, fort of Gwalior and many more things.

WESTERN IS WESTERN Western part has desert of kucch, kalbeliya dance, people living in caravan, Gandhi Aashram, ancient forts, colorful garba and peaceful seashore. Then we will come down we’ll enter the fastest city of international-‘Mumbai ‘, ajanta ellora, sea ports, marine adventure and beautiful church of god will capture your mind. The beaches, the greenery and the mind-blowing carnival will increase your heart beat.

SOUTH – THE GOLDEN MOUTH As we know India has a very social, cultural and philosophical heritage. The beautiful miniature, temples, Vivekananda rock, important ports, beaches with beauty are some famous things the south is known for traditional dances like, mohini – attam, kuchipuri, bharat Nat yam, Kath kali etc. are the shine of India.

Virgin Islands Vacation, Best Virgin Islands Beaches

Are you aware of US Virgin Islands? Maybe, you don’t even know that such a country exists. If you know it, you probably hear it because of Tim Duncan. But actually, there is a country called so and it has pretty high tourism revenue compared to small area of it.

Virgin Islands consists of three main island that are called Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas but there are a number of smaller islands as well. These bunches of islands are situated in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a bit east of Puerto Rico.

Even though, the set of islands are quite isolated, one can arrive in the country by plane since there are two airports belonging Saint Croix and Saint Thomas.

Also, there are cruise ship trips that bring 2 million visitors to the country every year. Due to this easiness of international transportation, Virgin Islands has variety of newcomers from all around the world such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, France, India and the United States. Those people who have different ethnicities surely have reasons for traveling to the US Virgin Islands.
Let us list you a few of those reasons. First of all, the US Virgin Islands is a great place to lie down along the long, white sand beaches and enjoy the taste of the sun. Also, the sea is as clear as the pure water, therefore, you would not want to get out of the sea while swimming and also the islands have a mild weather overall. Beside of the summer activities, there are plenty of national parks and coral reefs in the country such as Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument and the Buck Island Reef National Monument. And this feature also makes the US Virgin Islands a beautiful diving centre.

Since the US Virgin Islands is considered to be a green country in terms of its natural beauties, it is quite possible for visitors to have an ecological trip as well. All in all, the US Virgin Islands has the all variety of alternatives for a vacation. You can hike, sunbathe, play golf in various courts, go on an ecological trip, and dive in this set of islands, which is an indication of an amazing holiday

Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beach, Bermuda

At the Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches you can enjoy all the amenities and facilities of a beautiful resort in combination with a world-class spa. If you’ve never been to a spa before, this is a great place for you to have your first experience. The spa is world-class; the treatments include a wide range of offerings from classic massages to body treatments and facials utilizing the famous Sothys of Paris line of products, to marine-based body wraps and holistic therapies. Yoga classes are offered year-round and, in between experiences, you can relax and unwind in the quiet confines of the Ocean Spa’s Meditation gardens.

Set in a spectacular location with endless views, four private beaches, luxurious cottage rooms and pool suites, sumptuous food and, of course, the renowned Ocean Spa: the ideal spot for you to reconnect, rediscover and rejuvenate yourself like never before. The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beach offers a variety of innovative and enjoyable programs for couples, or singles, that can help you turn a simple stay into an amazing transformation of self.

Poised between the indulgences of the body and the delights of the mind is a place where you can truly become one with the elements: the Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches. Rejuvenate your body. By blending the finest of the healing arts with a unique European flair, the Ocean Spa has all essential elements you need to awaken your senses. Discover the Aquarian baths and the amazing new Experience Suites, “a symphony of pleasures unlike any other.” Couples can revel in new sensations, share intimate sensual moments in the Spa’s innovative couples rooms where an exhilarating array of indulgences will simply leave you transformed and restore your soul.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun All Inclusive (Cancun Beach)

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

At the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun hotel you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff, warm smiles, and a sense of calm like you haven’t experience in a long time. Set on 71 acres of tropical landscape, the Secrets Capri Riviera is reserved for adults only – 365 days a year.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

Before or after your wedding you should take the time to explore the surrounding areas. Not far from the resort you’ll find the Mayan ruins, some stunning barrier reefs, and a number of other local attractions.

Don’t forget to check out some of the on-site restaurants at this resort as well. They feature a wide variety of cuisine ranging from Continental to Mediterranean, to Pan-Asian and around the rest of the world. You’ll always find something new to tantalize your taste buds.

You deserve to have the wedding of your dreams, whether it’s at home or at a remote beach location. Hopefully one of these resorts will help you jump-start the planning process. Enjoy your special day!

Getaway for Romance in Bermuda at Cambridge Beaches

Cambridge Beaches

Why it's a Romantic Getaway
Go to Cambridge Beaches and enjoy all of the resorts five private beaches and fine dining at the Tamarisk Room. By Plane, Bermuda is only a little over two hours away from New York City, so it's an easy trip.

What to do When You Are There
If you get tired of sunbathing on the beaches or at the pool, get a Swedish Massage at the Ocean Spa, explore the rest of the Island by bike or Moped.

Enjoy Your Caribbean Stay At Sandals Resort

Caribbean Sandals Resort

You can absolutely enjoy the Caribbean that you have always wanted. One of the best beaches that you will ever see is now a reality. You do not need to rely on your imagination just to get a feel of what it is like to be in a luxurious paradise. This is definitely the top vacation spot that you should try this summer!

Wondering about the costs that you will have? There are so many packages which are truly affordable with any budget that you have. Enjoy discounts and great deals when you book a flight to the Bahamas. The best resort will already be given to you when you book a flight there. The Sandals resort give you bet Caribbean vacation allowing you to explore the whole Caribbean.

Get to enjoy interaction with everyone from foreigners to locals without having any dull moment in your vacation. With thousands of itineraries set for you, you will get to enjoy what the Caribbean has to offer you when it comes to their scenic nature. Get to see exotic birds from Flamingos, humming birds, pelicans, Flautero and even a Bananaquit. Plus you will get to enjoy the vivid color of the islands made by the lush growth of Orchids, Hibiscus and Bougainvilleas. You will surely forget your name with the beauty of the place.

Once the sun begins to set, you can enjoy a packed night in the best bars. Get to have your night livelier with reggae music, beer and good company. This will surely make you feel truly in the best place ever. Allow yourself to enjoy and let go of all of your stress. This is definitely the place where you should be.

It is time to check bookings and accommodations to the Caribbean. Make this the most unforgettable vacation that you will even give yourself. You do not have to spend so much on this vacation, remember that you can always get the best worth out of your money.

Exciting Beaches and the Best Resorts in Mexico

Beaches and the Best Resorts in Mexico

Mexico sounds as exciting as it should be! The name pretty much says it all, giving everyone the impression that summer is sizzling hot when you go to Mexico. A place where people get to flaunt their awesome beach bodies, Mexico is home to the best resorts and most tempting beaches ever. Allow yourself to be taken a back and relax until you get to enjoy the life the way that it should be.

Cancun is one of the best places where you should go to when you want to experience life at its best. This is very much a paradise offering you everything that you can expect that would make a beach such a very much the perfect place to be in. Responsible for 25% of Mexico’s foreign visitors, Cancun is truly the ultimate vacation place. If you are getting bored with going to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, here is the most exciting place that you should go to! The aqua water and the fine delicate sand, calls you to play under the summer heat, enjoying it with your family.

There is a wide strip of hotels and resorts where they can stay. Crown Paradise Cancun resort makes you feel that you are in the middle of paradise. This is one of the best resorts that you will ever go. Besides from the beach, you will even get to be excited as you to g your hotel. Dining is never a problem since they have the best 18 restaurants that you will ever taste in your life. Get busy with their activities set for you from playing tennis, going to the spa, playing water sports and even leaving your children there for recreation. If you have to travel the Cancun way, make sure that this is where you will stay.

Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US

 Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US Myrtle Beach is the top beach destination in the United States. Located in a 60 mile-long area called the Grand Strand, which boasts wide, scenic beaches, tennis, fishing, sailing, and scuba diving, in addition to great shopping at the Coastal Grand Mall. Myrtle Beach is also -proclaimed “seaside golf capital of the world,” with acres of green fairways adding color to the low-country landscape of white sands and oceanfront. Enjoy any of the 1,700 restaurants, many specializing in seafood.

There are also live theaters with family oriented entertainments like country music, magic shows, and comedy routines. When it comes to lodging, you’ve got a lot to choose from.
 Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US Those who like it rough can explore camping options. On the other hand, those of us who prefer our little luxuries can try any of the areas hotels and resorts, such as Oceania Resorts, which offer luxurious homes away from home. You’ll be sure to find the accommodations that suit you when you visit Myrtle Beach.

 Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US Golfers can enjoy playing walk up rounds, with no reservations, or specialized golfing vacations that feature over seventy eight different courses in the area. Broadway at the Beach offers an aquarium and an IMAX theater, great attractions for families with children, as well as the upcoming Pavilion Nostalgia Park.

 Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US Hikers can enjoy the Huntington Beach State Park which offers fishing, trails, and public access to three miles of relatively isolated beach. This is the best preserved beach on the entire Grand Strand.

 Myrtle Beach Vacation, Top Family Vacation in US The park also features a freshwater lagoon, maritime forest, and salt marsh as examples of the area’s natural attractions. A visit to the park is a great addition to any Myrtle Beach vacation.

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Where to Stay

Kingston Plantation: 145-acre complex on the Grand Strand includes the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, an Embassy Suites Hotel, and condos. The Splash! pool complex has slides, waterspouts, kiddie pools, lazy river.

The Sea Mist Resort Hotel has a large water park with mini waterslides, kiddie wading pool, water swing, 3-story tube slide, lazy river; the water’s heated in March, April and October. Also for kids: multi-level Castle-in-the-mist play station, and mini-golf (seasonal).
Myrtle Beach Visitors Bureau. Many hotels offer packages, including golf packages, for those interested in the 100 golf courses in the area. This site also has vacation rentals — beach houses and condos– very popular with families, and family campgrounds with pools, playgrounds,

Best Surfing Vacation In Cocoa Beach, Florida

Surfing is a lifestyle not just a sport. In Cocoa Beach it is possible to sample the beach/surf lifestyle for a few days and learn the sport of surfing at the same time. Several companies offer lessons for families, camps for kids and clinics for ages and skills. Where surfers are, generations mix with little friction.
Surfing Vacation In Cocoa Beach, Florida On vacation what could be better, no friction just fun. As sports go surfing is becoming a popular family sport. For anyone that enjoys sun, sea and surf, a logical addition is surfing.
Surfing Vacation In Cocoa Beach, Florida Luckily those who have mastered the sport have in the process learned to be patient. And being patient allows them to teach those with more desire than skill. On the Space Coast all ages and all skill levels will feel welcome. It is the perfect spot for families to surf, learn to surf or watch others learn to surf.
Surfing Vacation In Cocoa Beach, Florida The combination of sunshine, seagulls, sunscreen, sand and surf create the ultimate backdrop for a family vacation at the beach with surfing as part of the fun. In Florida surfers thrive on the waves along the Atlantic Coast. Perhaps the premier surfing spot is Cocoa Beach, the home of Ron Jon’s Surf Shop.Surfing Vacation In Cocoa Beach, Florida Surfing is about having more fun. Surf camps meet the needs of youngsters as young as six and clinics coach seniors holding their own at 76 and families just wanting to share an adventure together.
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Planning Details

NexGen Surf Company. They offer surf clinics every Saturday at a cost of $60 for three hours, offer both private a group surf lessons and conduct a series of 11 week-long surf camps in the summer. The camps are based on the beach in front of the Comfort Inn located in Cocoa Beach. Students can also learn skateboarding and water safety. 218-A E. Eau Gallie Blvd. PMB 135 Indian Harbor Beach, 32937. 1(321) 591–9577.

Ron Jon’s Surf School. Located one block north of Ron Jon Surf Shop, the school offers classes and clinics for beginners of all ages and they offer summer surf camps for kids. 150 E. Columbia Lane Cocoa Beach, 32931. 1(321) 868-1980.

Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. Open 24 hours a day and every day of the year, this is place to get the clothes to look the part. Just look for the art deco castle at the corner of State Roads 520 & A1A, next to the famous rotating sign and let the fun begin. 1(321) 799-8888 ext 1313 .

Cocoa Beach Surf Camp. They provide private, group and family surfing lessons. During the summer months they conduct a series of summer camps for families, teens, women, and mixed adults. Surf clinics for the general public are held on the first Saturday of the month; the cost is $75 per person for a 3-hour lesson. Toll-free 1-866-787-4688, 1 (321) 441-3920.

Mexico Family Beach Vacation Destination

For this year’s family vacation, choose a beach destination. Choose Club Med Cancun Yucatan in Cancun, Mexico. This 22 acres resort has THE best location in all of Cancun with its own peninsula at the south end. Club Med has white sand beaches, lagoon, and a private seaside stretch for snorkeling.

At Club Med, families are priority. Their kids programs are the highlights of the resort. With the Club Meds kid programs, your children get to be more active. Camps, trapeze lessons, DJ mixing, and hip-hop dance lessons.

At Club Med, families get to enjoy snorkeling, waterskiing and wakeboarding (only children above 18 may enter). Tennis, beach volleyball, salsa dancing, and soccer is also available as well as beach yoga.

Club Med also has a Baby Welcome program wherein families with infants get to use facilities such as crib, strollers, bottle warmers and infant tubs for free. The entire resort if baby friendly as well: all resort restaurants carry high chairs and sitters are available for a fee. There’s also the Mini-Club Med which compromises of children ages 4 to 10 years old. Members get to do several group activities or just hanging and do some crafts. For the tweens and teens, the Passworld is the bomb. Kids ages 11 to 17 have their very own hangout area where they can get involved in video editing and sound mixing tutorials. Jewelry making is also available for the artistic ones. Outdoor movies are available every night. Settle in the lounge, grab a headphone, and watch it being projected by the pool.

Tanah Lot Temple Charm: Bali Rock in Temple

" Bali Island of Thousand Temple ", a phrase or term is not a mere hoax. In some places in Bali there are some places praying / temple that is very big and special. Each - every temple in Bali is identical with the history of the formation of communities in the area. Many spiritual circles to make Bali as one of the places to visit (tirta Yatra), because the magical aura of Bali itself (maybe one of them caused by a would - be listed here.)

In relation to tourism, would - be it the main attraction for tourists, both foreign and domestic. Not infrequently they were amazed culture and ordinances praying Hindus in Bali. One of the temple which is visited by tourists is Pura Tanah Lot. Pura Tanah Lot is located in Tabanan regency, around 20 km from Denpasar. Tanah Lot in Bali language means "Land in the middle of the ocean", if we look at the position of Pura Tanah Lot is jutting out to sea. This temple stands on a rock boulder, where nature has been fashioned in such a way that it becomes a form of a very beautiful and unique.

Perhaps the story of this temple was founded by "Dang Hyang Niratha" in the 15th century. He was impressed by the aura of sanctity of this place, so that eventually ask people about to set up a "pelinggih" here. In addition to Pura Tanah Lot, in this location there is a "sacred serpent" decent attention. Many visitors curious to see and touch the sacred snake, which is said to provide blessings and salvation.

To get into the area of Tanah Lot, subject to cost Rp. 5000 per person. Along the road leading to the temple area, there are many souvenir hawkers and Balinese food. In addition because of the beauty of its temples, Tanah Lot is also famous for sunsetnya a very beautiful, and it turns out Tanah Lot is also one surf spot in Bali, though not as famous as Kuta, Dreamland, and other beaches. But, there is a new warning to couples going together, you have to be careful - careful if you come here, because according to myth, the relationship you will be going to last long.

Well for you who want to see another side of Bali, boring with the noise of Kuta Beach, and want to find a new nuance, Tanah Lot, a goal worthy alternative. Enjoy the sunset with a can of soft drink, cheeeers !!

Surfing Costa Rica : 4 Coasts of Unbelievable Surf

Costa Rica is home to some of the best waves on the planet, crashing along beaches that are clean and blissfully empty.

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For those surfing on the Caribbean coast, keep in mind that the surfing season doesn't last long, and most of the waves are produced by tropical storms off the Mexican coast. However, these storms produce some of the biggest waves in the country and should only be attempted by veteran riders.

Puerto Viejo also known as Salsa Brava, is home to some of Costa Rica's biggest waves. A coral reef off the coast produces Hawaiian-style breaks that often carry over 20 surfers at a time. Located in the Limon province, Puerto Viejo is a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous waters and waves that tempt surfing pros.

Westfalia extends south from Limon to Cahuita, offering breaks from the left and right. The best part of Westfalia is its reliability -- it offers consistently good surf, but be forewarned of the riptides and jellyfish.

Portete beach is located very close to Limon, so you'll have easy access to the small bay. It's also a great spot for swimming and snorkeling if you're the only surfer in the family. Portete is also close to Playa Bonita, where you can test out some bigger waves.
North Pacific Coast
The North Pacific Coast is encompassed by the Guanacaste Province and is the country's most visited region. However, this area, home to some of the best and most easily accessible diving and surfing spots, is also one of Costa Rica's least populated regions.

Playa Naranjo, more commonly known as Witch's Rock, is one of the best breaks in the country, with some very strong offshore winds between December and March. There aren't any resorts or hotels located here, but nearby Witch's Rock Surf Camp is the perfect place to stay and learn. Instructors will teach you the basics and shuttle you and other newbies to the famous swells of Playa Naranjo. You can also camp out, but 4-wheel drive is a must and don't forget a mosquito net.

Playa Grande provides consistent swells and breaks, making it one of the best overall surf spots in the country. It also offers a quieter spot than beaches like Playa Tamarindo and the beach's north side is a great location for swimming, safe from the dozens of surfers tearing through the Costa Rican waters.

Playa Negra is a right-handed point break that the locals describe as epic. The waves are as powerful as they are reliable. For experienced surfers, the ride is best when the waves are breaking overhead, so head to Playa Negra on days when storms are kicking up some aggressive surf.
Central Pacific Coast
This region is the most easily accessible, just a short distance from San Jose. The resort towns offer a bit more nightlife than the other coasts, and the surf here is fantastic, making Central Pacific the place for a more lively vacation.

A beach that offers one of Costa Rica's longest rides, Boca Barranca is a left break in front of a river mouth. You can ride these waves over half a mile when the conditions are right, so if you longboard, this is the beach for you. There's great access to this beach, so it's best to arrive early to avoid crowds.

Playa Escondida is an excellent point break for rights and lefts. For members of the beach club, the surf is accessible by land. If you're just visiting, rent a boat from Playa Jaco or Playa Herradura. These waves are best surfed at high tide, so check tide times before hitting the surf.

Hermosa beach juts out into the Pacific Ocean, giving the waters there constant swell. The beach stretches for several miles, so you should be able to stake out your own territory. Some of the best breaks occur off a sandbar located in front of a large tree known as the Almendro. Ask a local to point out this primo spot.
South Pacific Coast
Unlike the Central Pacific Coast, the South Pacific is home to some of the largest last remaining stretches of Pacific Coastal rainforests. This is the coast surf if you're only packing a wetsuit, a board and a sleeping bag -- you're surfing with Madre Nature.

Playa Dominical offers beautiful lush landscapes and waves for all skill levels. On the north end of the beach in front of the Baru River mouth, the surf is a little bigger and provides a challenge for skilled surfers.

Pavones is a left point that offers one of the longest rides in the world. This beach is located 8 hours from San Jose by car, but you're welcome to pack your camping gear and stay a few nights. Rides here can last over three-quarters of a mile, considered one of the longest in the world. The surf here can be fickle, with the best surf occurring between April and November.

Cabo Matapalo is located directly across the bay from Pavones and catches the same ocean swells. Matapalo is much less surfed than Pavones, so if you're looking to avoid crowds or just learning, this is an excellent beach for you. It's drivable from Pavones, so make sure to hit both of these spots on your surfing tour of Costa Rica.

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Sentosa Island – An Ideal Recreational Spot For Tourist

Sentosa Island situated in Singapore is known for its peace and harmony. It is an island resort which is visited by millions of people all round the year. Apart from being the holiday spot there are lots of events organized here. The island is a popular tourist spot where you will experience a perfect blend of silence and recreation. The Sentosa Island is a fun filled attraction that caters to the needs of the visitors.
The beaches of the Sentosa Island are one of the greatest features that the tourist is attracted towards. One will experience the fascinating and the stunning beauty of several beaches. These include the Siloso beach, Palawan Beach etc. The tranquility and the landscapes are just giving a panoramic view to the beach. The visitors can enjoy the water activities together with the natural beauty are just worth watching.

The Sentosa Island is full of amazing tours that also include the wonderful parks. These are Butterfly Park, Underwater World, Insect Kingdom and lots more to explore on this island. You will feel great pleasure here as it is a very quiet place where the kids and family can have fun and spend some time together. A complete entertaining trip can be experienced which is unforgettable.

Another very well known attracting includes the Songs of the Sea. This chain began in the year 2007 which was done as a part of the musical fountain show. It is spectacular show which last for about 25 minutes and takes place twice a day. The visitors are delighted by watching the show but a fee is also charged which can range from $10 to $15. The show is organized in an open air hall that has the capacity of accommodating about 25000 people.

The dolphin lagoon which is formerly the part of the Underwater World is also a major attraction of the Sentosa Island. There are many dolphins that are brought from the Pacific to attract the visitors. The people enter the pool full of water and can interact with the Dolphins too. You an entertainment ride is available for the tourist.

The cable car up to the Mount Faber is greatly enjoyed by the visitors. The charges of the car are not high and one can experience the excitement and the thrill. The entire Sentosa Island can be viewed from the Mount Faber and it gives a majestic view. Thus you can enjoy the whole island through the cable car.

So the Sentosa Island is like a paradise for the tourist where they can enjoy and have fun. Thus what are you looking for just trip yourself to these exciting attractions that are full of pleasant moments?

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Cancun Vacation Packages

Cancun Vacation PackagesCancun travel packages make it easier for visitors to plan an ideal Mexico vacation. Most vacation packages to Cancun include accommodations and flight arrangements, while some even offer meals as well as activities such as surfing and scuba diving. Other Cancun packages simply include airfare and hotels in Cancun, leaving the rest of the planning up to the traveler. Cancun packages can often save you hundreds of dollars as well as the time and energy it usually takes to plan Cancun vacations.

Cancun Vacation Packages

If you"re looking into vacation packages to Cancun, you may want to start considering what type of Cancun attractions you want to include in your vacation plans. Cancun travel packages that include activities and attractions are an excellent way to get to know other travelers who have similar interests. Many visitors enjoy activity-filled Cancun vacation packages because the planning is left up to someone else, leaving more time for relaxation. If you"re interested in history, you may want to look for Cancun packages that include a visit to Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza. The ancient city of Chichen Itza draws nearly 3,000 visitors each day and occupies over twenty square miles of land. The well-planned metropolis contains a large pyramid called El Castillo as well as temples featuring carvings that represent Mayan deities. Cancun vacation packages often include tours of Chichen Itza as a part of the itinerary. Typical Cancun travel packages will pick up tourists from their hotels in the morning, spend the entire day at the Mayan ruins, and return to the hotel zone in time for dinner. Cancun vacation packages sometimes include ground transportation from the airport to your hotel. Otherwise, taxis and public buses are available to bring you anywhere in the city. Visitors can find Cancun travel packages that include a rental car, however, a car probably isn't necessary. Most people find that walking or taking public transportation is more convenient and less stressful than driving.

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Vacation packages to Cancun often include a stay at a Cancun luxury hotel in the hotel zone of Cancun. Located right on the ocean, the hotel zone is known for its luxury resorts, shopping centers, and an active nightlife scene. The hotels are especially popular among newlyweds taking a Cancun honeymoon as well as young people spending their spring break in Cancun. If you"re looking into Cancun travel packages centered around the hotel zone, which you can see in the Cancun hotel map, there are endless possibilities for things to do. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing lessons are available at many of the all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. You can also swim with dolphins at the Xcaret Eco Theme Park or go on a fishing charter. With all of the fun activities, tours, and beachfront hotels to choose from, it"s no wonder so many people are interested in vacation packages to Cancun.

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